Scholarships for High School Seniors

College is right around the corner. Here are scholarships open to high school seniors who are off to college in the fall.

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Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Sponsor: The Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate Christian students attending college in California, Oregon, or Washington. Applicant must have a Christian testimony and verifiable Christian leadership.

Great Unknowns Scholarship
Sponsor: Kia
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in the fall. Applicant must plan to pursue a degree in a STEAM field and have at least a 3.8 GPA. Only the first 500 applications will be considered.

Northern Ohio Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF Northern Ohio Inter-Alumni Council
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and HBCU-enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are permanent residents of northern Ohio with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Win With Wynn Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,106
Closing Date: May 18, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American graduating high school seniors from Pinellas County, Florida.

$1,000 May Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Association of People with Disabilities
Amount: $5,625
Closing Date: May 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. While applicant does not need to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for the scholarship, applicant must currently be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

All-Star College Scholarship
Sponsor: UMPS Care Charities
Amount: Up to $5,000 every semester (for a four-year institution)
Closing Date: May 14, 2021extended to May 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen under the age of 20 who have been adopted at or after the age of thirteen.

Legacy Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are 18-35 and have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. An exception will be made if you are 17 years of age and entering college in the fall of 2021.

LoanMart and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Scholarship
Sponsor: LoanMart | Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of San Bernardino County (California). Applicant must submit an essay on why they deserve the scholarship.

NCCF Survivor Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are 18-35 and are cancer survivors or current patients. An exception will be made if you are 17 years of age and entering college in the fall of 2021.

B. Davis Scholarship
Sponsor: Student Award Search Aid
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to leadership.

IHLA Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 24, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are/will be studying hospitality. Applicant must also be a permanent resident of Illinois and a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident for at least 12 months at the time of application.

Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship
Sponsor: ALS Association
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 24, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and current undergraduate students who has had their finances impacted by having been diagnosed with ALS themselves, or a parent/guardian or immediate family member (living or deceased) having been diagnosed with ALS.

Justin McCutcheon Scholarship
Sponsor: The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 24, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors boys and girls who participated in the golf team at a San Luis Obispo County or northern Santa Barbara County high school that completes in the Central Coast Athletic Association’s league.

Brent P. Poor Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Amount: $1,000 per semester for 8 consecutive semesters
Closing Date: May 25, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolling/enrolled as a full-time college student in Louisiana or Texas. Applicant must be a child of a widow/widower who has never remarried.

CBSMF Scholarship
Sponsor: Charles B. Staats Memorial Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,200
Closing Date: May 25, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from the Metro Atlanta area. Applicant must have demonstrated swim coach experience for at least two years.

Northwest Indiana Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 27, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are permanent residents of Lake, LaPorte, or Porter Counties in Indiana.

Irene Adler Prize
Sponsor: Lucas Aykroyd
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021extended to May 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship prize is open to women commencing or continuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in 2021-2022.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Take and Share a Quiz to Educate Others on Discrimination and Colorism
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: “Colorism” is a demonstrated bias towards people with lighter skin tones over people with darker skin tones, and often refers to explicit discrimination based on the complexion of a person’s skin. Research on colorism associates this bias to social disparities for Black, Brown, Asian, mixed and Indigenous people with darker skin tones, including: worse mental health, higher school suspension rates, and fewer job opportunities compared to their lighter-skinned counterparts. Take our quiz to learn about colorism, and we’ll send you a guide to help you advocate against colorism when you see it in pop culture, on social media, or on beauty products. Then share the quiz with a friend to help them dismantle colorist language, and you’ll automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Answer 3 Quick Questions to Improve Education on Race, Racism, and History
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by answering 3 quick questions to share ideas on how your school, district, or textbook could improve its curriculum on race, racism, and US history. We’ll use your feedback and work with experts to create guides for students and educators to improve race and history education nationwide. Simply answer the 3 quick questions and you’ll automatically enter to win the $2,500 scholarship. Let’s Do This!

AED Superstore $1,000 College Scholarship
Sponsor: AED Superstore
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

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